I found a camera lens online under the Netscape classified section. After contacting Mr. Dean Kalogjera in Mississauga, ON, CANADA we agreed upon how the transaction will take place. I was to send 30% of the asking price for the lens in the form of a Cashiers Check to Dean, he was to send the lens. Upon receipt I was to send the balance of the funds for the purchase.
Dean received my 30% check and never sent the lens. He claimed it was damaged amoung other varied stories of why the lens didn't show up in the next several weeks. Meanwhile he had my money in the bank. I worked the phones to try and get him to send the money.
I even got his mother to state she would forward the money and she would go after her son, in court if need be. Meanwhile I still had no proof that the funds had cleared Merrill Lynch. This week, I finally got confirmation that the check had been cashed.
I am now working to get back in touch with Mr. Kalogjera and try to get my money back. I have spent many many hours trying to get these funds. I suspect he does this sort of thing over and over with amounts which may be small enough that most people will not pursue him in court.